After being blessed with the masterpiece Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild last March I am now gitty for my next open-world game to sink my time into. For me, there’s a lot to look forward to since this is my first experience with the Monster Hunter series. I’m diving head first into the series with the game that is probably leaving some of the Monster Hunter fanbase a bit skeptical, and rightfully so. It appears that this addition to the series will be showing resemblance to other open-world titles we’ve seen this console generation like Horizon Zero Dawn, FarCry 4, Fallout 4, and so on. In no way am I saying this is a bad thing, because this is exactly why I’m going to get this game. I want another time sink of a game. I will admit, I’m not too sure what to expect since I am trying to stay on a media blackout after seeing the announcement at E3 last summer, but after seeing that beautiful and thrilling trailer I can’t resist putting this game on my wish list.
Let me know what you think: is the open-world gameplay going to help the franchise by drawing in newbies like me? Is it going to hurt it by shying away from the traditional Monster Hunter gameplay? I honestly don’t know, but I do want to!